Hey,I've been considering applying to LSE for Law on my gap year, and while I have very good grades (8A*s and 4As at GCSE, 4 As at AS, 3 A* A-Level) from a very average state school, I'm quite concerned at how competitive it is. I plan on applying to other high risk unis (Oxford, Durham, UCL) as well as a slightly safer local one (Manchester) but I'm not sure how much risk I really want to take on overall. I know how competitive Law is (17% offer rate), and I feel like a lot of that boils down to how important the Personal Statement is. I guess I just feel like how good a personal statement is can be so arbitrary and difficult to follow - and that makes applying to LSE a real risk. I know that they have a little guide on how to structure a personal statement - is following that guideline - passion for Law, wider reading, work experience, volunteering/sport bit at the end - enough? It just seems from past LSE applicant threads that the personal statement rejection is so prevalent.
What should I do?